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April 5 (at Southbank Centre)

For our 2017 London debut, we're teaming with the brillianteurs behind The Good Immigrant for a immigrant-fueled night of words, whimsy and a bit of wildness at Southbank Centre that'll leave you happy, heartened and heaving with knowledge. Preorder now!

What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.

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Literary Merit: Salena Godden, award-winning author of Fishing in the Aftermath and Springfield Road
Performance: Phil Wang, award-winning comedian, and part of the Foster's Newcomer Award-nominated improv trio Daphne
Intangibles: Nish Kumar, comedian, Foster's Comedy Award finalist and host of Newsjack for Radio 4 Extra

Round 1: 
* Coco Khan, journalist and editor-at-large featured in The Good Immigrant
Kayo Chingonyi, poet of The Colour of James Brown’s Scream and the forthcoming collection Kumukanda

Round 2: 
* Tahmima Anam
, author of The Bones of Grace; judge for 2016 Man Booker International Prize
* Inua Ellams,
Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning playwright of The 14th Tale; internationally touring poet

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX (map)
19h30 start; 19h doors
Cost: £12 (click to preorder now!)